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Morning Cup of Links: Trucking the Alps

Traditional media is in trouble, if not dying out already. How will we get our news in the future?
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The guys from Top Gear find out it's not so easy to drive an eighteen-wheeler, especially in the Alps! Don't give up your day jobs, fellas. (via Dark Roasted Blend)
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Put some random people in a group, give them a task and soon enough a leader will emerge. Learn how to recognize, or be, that leader.
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Presidential Cocktails: History of the White House Wet Bar. Even the president who supported Prohibition had his private stock!
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5 Things You Think Will Make You Happy (But Won't). Some honest-to-goodness great advice from Cracked.
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71 pictures of odd things seen in subways (some NSFW). Aren't camera phones the greatest thing ever invented? (via Gorilla Mask)
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Bonus nonsense: Two musical puns that will make you groan and giggle.
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Honeybees: Masters of Utility. These strangest of insects are builders, soldiers, and manufacturers, and our agriculture depends on them.

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A Very Brief History of Chamber Pots

Some of the oldest chamber pots found by archeologists have been discovered in ancient Greece, but portable toilets have come a long way since then. Whether referred to as "the Jordan" (possibly a reference to the river), "Oliver's Skull" (maybe a nod to Oliver Cromwell's perambulating cranium), or "the Looking Glass" (because doctors would examine urine for diagnosis), they were an essential fact of life in houses and on the road for centuries. In this video from the Wellcome Collection, Visitor Experience Assistant Rob Bidder discusses two 19th century chamber pots in the museum while offering a brief survey of the use of chamber pots in Britain (including why they were particularly useful in wartime).

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A Tour of the New York Academy of Medicine's Rare Book Room
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The Rare Book Room at the New York Academy of Medicine documents the evolution of our medical knowledge. Its books and artifacts are as bizarre as they are fascinating. Read more here.

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